Robot Dreams (Paperback)

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By Sara Varon, Sara Varon (Illustrator)
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Told with almost no words at all, Varon uses illustrations to create an emotionally resonant story of the friendship between a dog and robot.  This is an amazing story for anyone who has ever truly missed someone or been lonesome.

— From Sarah


In this universal story of friendship, loss, and redemption, a dog and a robot become friends. But their days of friendship are numbered.

This moving, charming graphic novel about a dog and a robot shows us in poignant detail how powerful and fragile relationships are. After a Labor Day jaunt to the beach leaves the robot rusted, immobilized in the sand, the dog must return alone to the life they shared. But the memory of their friendship lingers, and as the seasons pass, the dog tries to fill the emotional void left by the loss of his closest friend, making and losing a series of friends, from a melting snowman to epicurean anteaters. But for the robot, lying rusting on the beach, the only relief from loneliness is in dreams.

This new paperback edition of Robot Dreams by Sara Varon includes new backmatter, including a Q&A with the author, behind-the-scenes sketches, and more.

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A PW Best Book of the Year
An ALSC Notable Children's Book
A YALSA Great Graphic Novel

"Tender, funny and wise." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Invested with true emotion." --Booklist, starred review

"By turns funny and poignant . . . it will stay with readers long after they put it down." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Sophisticatedly understated, with subtle gestural cues and colors in a minor key, yet the blossoming friendship between the dog and the robot is unmistakably joyful." --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Originally from outside Chicago, Sara Varon now resides in Brooklyn, where she likes to ride her bike, see movies, and hang out with dogs. Her other books include Sweaterweather, Bake Sale, and Chicken and Cat, and she illustrated Odd Duck.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250073501
ISBN-10: 1250073502
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2016
Pages: 224
Language: English